Phil & Jamison talk through the necessity of spending time wisely and provide their key 3 tips on how to do so.
The 2022 CrossFit Open has come to a close and it's time to give you guys a shoutout.
For 3 Friday nights you all came together to suffer, support, and celebrate. When we talk about suffering together it does admittedly sound a bit weird. Yet, it's the common ground we stand on when we come together for a CrossFit class. The CrossFit methodology, and certainly the CrossFit Open specifically, doesn't reward you based on your past accomplishments and capabilities. It isn't more kind based on anything connected to your personality. It especially is indifferent your socio-economic status or what you've earned outside of the gym. The ground is level in the CrossFit gym and it's an incredible thing to witness. So while suffering may sound weird, it's also kind of the point. Suffering, struggle, and pain are all part of the price you pay for growth. I was recently in a conversation with a friend who was making fun of the idea of doing "hard things", he was discrediting the concept that we should welcome suffering. Of course a life full of comfort is more attractive, so I could understand where he was coming from. However, comfort is synonymous with complacency. And you, my friends are not those kinds of people. The reason I point this specific concept out right now is because it took courage to accept the challenge and discomfort that came with participating in the CrossFit Open.
So I just wanted to take a second to encourage you and celebrate you for completing the CrossFit Open, for doing hard things, for choosing discomfort, and for showing up for one another. No matter the results, we celebrate your effort. We are excited to keep showing up to classes day-after-day with you guys and then, once a year, we'll come together to throw-down under the Friday Night Lights and experience some of that "Open magic" that had you all doing things you didn't think were possible.
Remember, you are doing things now you only wished you could do before...think about how that process can translate to all the other beliefs you have holding you back. Imagine the future.
Here are a few specific shout-outs! Sorry for any of those that we may have missed. If you've got a cool shout-out or story from The Open please share it with us.
Tanya Strickland - Strung together 5 double-unders for the first time!
Audrey Johnson and Tanzi Farrow - First chest to bar pull ups!
Lexi Cottingham and Aggie Cornett - First pull up!
Fred Myers, Evan McNair, Caryn Downing, Danielle Scheel, LeAnne Briggs - First CrossFit Open
Doug Dibb - Crushed wall walks this year having struggled with them heavily in last year's CrossFit Open. Finished top 30 in his division!
Connor Price - First Bar Muscle Up!
Jp & the team.
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The traditional definition of health is, “the absence of disease.” While that’s a simple way to state it, the absence of disease is low-hanging fruit when it comes to living a healthy life. Your body can be absent of disease while still leading a life of misery and discontentment. It’s important to see health in a holistic sense. True health must be seen as something much more than existing without an acute or chronic sickness. To me, health and vitality are synonymous. Vitality isn’t just living without sickness, it’s living with vigor and purpose. Vitality is waking up every day knowing there’s a reason for it and making the most of the opportunity. Vitality is improving yourself so that you can impact the things around you. Vitality is acting as a source of energy for other people and other things.
The way to vitality is taking control over how we eat, sleep, train, think, and connect. While the purpose of this journal isn’t to serve as a log for training or nutrition, the focus on health is critical in the pursuit of living effective, productive, and fulfilling lives.
When you focus on these areas of health you are quite literally optimizing yourself as a human being. Someone with great habits in these 5 areas will operate at a higher capacity than someone who neglects caring for themselves in these ways. If you want to live a powerful life, you must back it with habits that power your body.
There’s no endgame here. It’s not about getting to a perfect body or being able to lift a certain weight. The process is the point. Focusing on these 5 factors is what fuels you to live each day with passion and purpose.
In order for man to succeed in life, God provided him with two means, education and physical activity. Not separately, one for the soul and the other for the body, but for the two together. With these two means, man can attain perfection. - Plato